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    Thoughts on Remote Living

    So, you want to buy a cabin?

    1. Prepare for the sacrifices
      • Not full time use
      • Not full time access
      • Maintenance
      • Protection
        • Elements
        • Wildlife/insects
        • Intruders/trespassers
    • Willing to give up?
      • Power
      • Water
      • Telephone
      • Internet
    • In return for:
      • Privacy
      • Hunting
      • Fishing
      • Quiet
      • Peace
      • Fewer limitations
      • Personal freedom
    • Willing to invest in:
      • 4×4 vehicles (probably trucks)
      • 4×4 ORVs
      • Generators
      • Fuel tanks
      • Satellite
      • Solar + storage
      • Water storage
    • Housing
      • Extra cost to build in remote area
      • Extra time to construct in remote area
      • Can you learn to live “smaller”
    • Extras
      • Animals – horses, ect.
      • Need shelter, barns, sheds, fencing, gates, feed, water
    • Market supply
      • Will continue to be limited
      • Future sellers will be either smart early buyers, legacy owners or their descendants
      • They will not sell cheap
    • Services
      • All services will have to be secondary to the property
    • Important components
      • Hunting
      • Fishing
      • Live water
      • Access to National Forest
      • Potential for biking and hiking
      • Potential for off roading
    1. Big Questions
      • water sustainability
      • Both live water and potable water
      • Population growth
      • Infringing recreational use
    1. Experiments
      • Rent an isolated cabin
      • Take your hiking shoes
      • Bring your favorite beverage
      • Bring some good books to read
      • Spend afternoons relaxing
      • Spend evenings reading
      • See if you can make it for 3 days
      • Then analyze how it feels
      • This experiment is not necessarily how you would live in an isolated location, but it will give you a plus/minus read on which direction you want to take

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